Climate Nuttiness: IPCC Scientist Peter Kalmus Unglued (‘Scientist Rebellion’ a dud)

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By Robert Bradley Jr. — June 3, 2022

“I suspect fossil fuel leaders were surprised and amazed that their frankly evil plan worked beyond their wildest dreams…. This is NOT to let the fossil fuel leaders off the hook. Far from it, they should be in prison (not climate activists!).” (- P. Kalmus, below)

The climate nuts hurt their cause as much or more than they help it. And their own words doom them to ridicule and irrelevance.

Enter Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist making a living at taxpayer expense. He has been a go-to voice regarding the April 6, 2022, “Scientist Rebellion” event where over 1,000 scientists in 26 countries risked arrest to “warn the world.”

Kalmus glued himself to the entrance of Los Angeles’s Chase Bank headquarters and got arrested. The story is told here:

“The scientists of the world are being ignored and it’s got to stop,” said Peter Kalmus, a California-based father of two and NASA climate scientist. “We’re going to lose everything. We’re not joking. We’re not lying and we’re not exaggerating.”

Kalmus delivered an emotional plea at the doorway of the JP Morgan Chase building in downtown Los Angeles. He was arrested with colleagues who chained themselves to the bank’s doors. Kalmus wrote an op-ed about his experience for The Guardian [excerpted below].

“If everyone could see what I see coming,” Kalmus wrote, “society would switch into climate emergency mode and end fossil fuels in just a few years.”

Problem is that Kalmus is an outlier–a politico in science clothing. Rational, sober, open-minded scientists see his dire views as iffy–and at odds with pubic policy in a rational world. He does not understand such fundamentals as energy density and intermittency–and he seems to not want to acknowledge the case for global lukewarming and benefits of CO2 emissions.

Twitter Rants

Peter Kalmus is angry and disillusioned (the world does not believe his spiel) on social media:

“When there is no policy or regulation to speak of but ‘the market’ after a while you end up with a completely fucked up society like the US.” (April 19, 2022)

“I just really wanted everyone to know that scientists around the world are so desperate for society to treat Earth breakdown as the emergency it is that they are increasingly willing to take significant risks.” April 19, 2022

“At some point you will agree with me that Earth breakdown is such an emergency that we can’t have commercial aviation until we can do so without fossil fuels. Would be pretty great if you could agree nowish so we can get on with shifting fossil fuel culture & transforming society.” April 18, 2022

“The IPCC WG3 report was SUCH a clear warning, and because of it UN Secretary General @antonioguterres has been essentially begging for the people of the world to rebel as governments insanely expand fossil fuels – and he’s quite correct. Rebellion now is the most rational choice.” April 19, 2022

“Oh fuck it’s almost Earth day again. let me know when world leaders get their heads out of their asses and do something.” April 18, 2022

“I honestly don’t care if you recycle or not, I want you to engage in or support those who in engage in climate disobedience.” April 16, 2022

“I suspect fossil fuel leaders were surprised and amazed that their frankly evil plan worked beyond their wildest dreams. The key to their unfortunate success was this failure to report the impending climate emergency, the greatest journalistic failure in history.” April 16, 2022

“This is NOT to let the fossil fuel leaders off the hook. Far from it, they should be in prison (not climate activists!).” April 16, 2022

Here are quotations from his Guardian article

I’m a climate scientist and a desperate father. How can I plead any harder? What will it take? What can my colleagues and I do to stop this catastrophe unfolding now all around us with such excruciating clarity?

…. We chose JP Morgan Chase because out of all the investment banks in the world, JP Morgan Chase funds the most new fossil fuel projects….

Even limiting heating to below 2°C, a level of heating that in my opinion could threaten civilization as we know it, would require emissions to peak before 2025….

Earth breakdown is much worse than most people realize…. It’s so surreal that I often find myself reviewing the science to make sure it’s really happening, a sort of scientific nightmare arm-pinch. Yes, it’s really happening.

Of course he is doing his glue jobs for us, not himself ….

I hate being the Cassandra. I’d rather just be with my family and do science. But I feel morally compelled to sound the alarm. By the time I switched from astrophysics into Earth science in 2012, I’d realized that facts alone were not persuading world leaders to take action….

Nothing has worked. It’s now the eleventh hour and I feel terrified for my kids, and terrified for humanity. I feel deep grief over the loss of forests and corals and diminishing biodiversity. But I’ll keep fighting as hard as I can for this Earth, no matter how bad it gets, because it can always get worse. And it will continue to get worse until we end the fossil fuel industry and the exponential quest for ever more profit at the expense of everything else.

What can the rational say to one Peter Kalmus?

And finally, avoid hunger strikes and self-immolation. Don’t pull a David Buckel, please. And if your civil disobedience turns into a felony conviction, please leave the taxpayer dole in the best interest for us taxpayers.

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Doug S
June 5, 2022 6:37 am

This ​poor soul is suffering from ​a case of Cluster B personality disorder.

Cluster B personality disorder: “Cluster B personality disorders are characterized by dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. They include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.”

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/personality-disorders/symptoms-causes/syc-20354463

Scissor
Reply to  Doug S
June 5, 2022 6:53 am

The article’s picture of his multiple personalities is so apropos, all nuts.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2022 10:59 am

“If everyone could see what I see coming,” Kalmus wrote, “society would switch into climate emergency mode and end fossil’

This is close to what was said by many climate scientists whose careers were ended by what was popularly termed the “Climate Blues” (CB) back about a dozen yrs ago. It occurred under the stresses of climategate revelations and the realization of the ‘Dreaded Pause’ which had reached 10yrs and continued year by year agonizingly for another 8yrs until interrupted by the 2015 el Niño (NOAAs Tom Karl actually ended it before this by massive T adjustments – a last act before retiring).

Ironically the real psychological term is d*nial!

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/denial/art-20047926

Imagine you’ve completed 8yrs of university study for obtaining your PhD in Climate Science and and are 10yrs into your career, believing that Crisis Human Caused Global Warming from CO2 is going to wreck the planet. Suddenly the warming stops and CO2 emissions are accelerating, yet, the earth is rapidly greening (increased habitat for diversity and bumper crops) and all forecasts of climate disaster have failed miserably. Polar bears, tigers, penguins…doing well. Half your science life is over and there is no crisis. You have been totally wrongheaded. Bingo!

Reply to  Doug S
June 5, 2022 8:24 am

Stunts like chaining to the bank’s door are not serious…serious is like setting yourself on fire….now that’s serious.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Doug S
June 5, 2022 8:58 am

When looking at the YouTube video of Kalmus glueing himself to the bank door and listening to what he is saying, I too wonder if he as some kind of personality disorder. I suppose that suggesting to him that he might have one is easier said than done even with his gloom-and-doom hysterical rants.

If he is a candidate for the psychologist’s couch, it begs the question of whether he should even be on the federal payroll.

AndyHce
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
June 5, 2022 9:27 am

Or even be on the streets

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Graemethecat
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
June 5, 2022 1:15 pm

Kalmus is nuttier than a squirrel turd.

Philip
Reply to  Graemethecat
June 5, 2022 8:17 pm

I’d like to upvote that statement about 40 times, next time leave him glued to the door and every one walk away.

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.KcTaz
Reply to  Philip
June 6, 2022 12:49 am

That is exactly what I was thinking. When did scientists become emotional basket cases, worthy of a one-way trip to the insane asylum?

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Doug S
June 5, 2022 12:07 pm

Have I misunderstood something or is this just a typo? I am not sure….

‘and at odds with pubic policy in a rational world’

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  Margaret Smith
June 5, 2022 10:01 pm

Cute!

Elle Webber
Reply to  Doug S
June 6, 2022 8:35 am

No, he’s autistic. Like Greta. Same obsessions, same mental processes. He’s higher-functioning (didn’t drop out of school), but then his parents didn’t take the opportunity to make a buck off his illness as Greta’s parents did.

fretslider
June 5, 2022 6:39 am

“What can my colleagues and I do…”

Well…

“New toolkit helps tackle climate anxiety

a new resource that health educators can use to help young people cope with climate change.”

https://climateemergency.ubc.ca/2022/05/11/new-toolkit-helps-tackle-climate-anxiety/

Try that

Clay Sanborn
Reply to  fretslider
June 5, 2022 10:56 am

So the real problem is social media – kids especially are exposed to climate bullshit, and are thusly influenced into believing the lies, and they become anxious and obnoxious. Before social media, there were no climate problems, ergo, social media is the problem. Same for several other contemporary, negative social issues. When a smartphone takes up 90% of your waking day, its going to have its negative impacts.

.KcTaz
Reply to  Clay Sanborn
June 6, 2022 1:04 am

You are most likely correct but the Force has long been with us. I recall, after graduating college in 1970, becoming a Flaming Liberal. Fortunately, I went into social work, in big city projects, and reality, eventually, hit me in the face. I’m embarassed to say how long it took me to recover my sanity. My parents, life-long Blue Dog Democrats had the sense to vote for Reagan. It took me until 1992 and the Clintons to recover mine and see reality. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.

Clay Sanborn
Reply to  .KcTaz
June 6, 2022 9:40 am

KeTaz, me too. You and are are about the same age. College aged kids are idealistic and naive, and it was around our time frame, I think, that liberals recognized that, and over the next decade really began to work it. I caught on in the 80s with media claiming this crisis and that crisis twice a week. If something is a crisis, it continues, but the media had two new crises every week. Old crises don’t get attention. Media motto: “If it bleeds, it leads”. And then they hit on Climate; the perfect liberal noble cause for indoctrination.
See their flowchart (laughs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JMUUw6KeM0

BobM
June 5, 2022 6:40 am

I’ll bet he drove his car to the J.P. Morgan bank he glued himself to…

Doonman
Reply to  BobM
June 5, 2022 7:53 am

Certainly, he used fossil fuels at some point to get there. Then, he used superglue which is carbon based. And chaining yourself requires smelting iron with coal furnaces and adding carbon to make hardened steel.

Hypocrites are great for laughs, aren’t they?

RevJay4
Reply to  Doonman
June 5, 2022 6:40 pm

And that is what we need to do to these nutjobs. Laugh at them every time we get a chance. They are all hypocrites, driving to their protests in their ICE vehicles or riding a bus or something which uses fossil fuels. Let ’em walk to everywhere they want to go. Show us they are serious about ending fossil fuel usage.
Yeah, right. Like that’ll happen.

Matt Kiro
June 5, 2022 6:42 am

It always amazes me that the temperature changes daily from morning to afternoon by more than 2C every day; It can change that much going between the open sunlight and shade; It changes much more than that with the seasons, Yet these ‘nuts’ are always screaming that the world will burn up if the average temperature goes up by 2C.

Scissor
Reply to  Matt Kiro
June 5, 2022 6:57 am

Their lack of appreciation of statistics is disturbing, but then they equate carbon and carbon dioxide. Their delusions trump rational cognition.

yirgach
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2022 9:19 am

One of their main delusions is that they actually believe that RCP 8.5 is real.
Because Climate Science!

Steve Case
Reply to  Matt Kiro
June 5, 2022 7:04 am

 Yet these ‘nuts’ are always screaming that the world will burn up if the average temperature goes up by 2C.
_______________________________________________________________

“Average world Temperature” Dixie Lee Ray’s quote is appropriate:

“Beware of averages. The average person has one breast and one testicle.”

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2022 9:19 am

Are you saying that Peter Kalmus is an average climate alarmist?

Steve Case
Reply to  Brad-DXT
June 5, 2022 10:29 am

HA Ha ha,

No, I’m saying that average world
temperature is a bullshit statistic.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2022 11:08 am

Peter Kalmus is a bullshit scientist so he may be an average climate alarmist, right?

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2022 10:04 pm

Exactly! Even considering the cows.

Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2022 3:02 pm

Ashley The average person has less than one breast and one testicle.” 🙂

Jtom
Reply to  Steve Case
June 6, 2022 7:46 pm

And 1.99 legs.

cirby
Reply to  Matt Kiro
June 5, 2022 7:10 am

2C every day?

Sheesh – you must live somewhere with incredibly mild climate.

The temp has changed about that much in the last HOUR here, with a daily change of about 10C to 15C during the summer…

Call me a skeptic
Reply to  cirby
June 5, 2022 7:52 am

Once again demonstrating the point that all climate fraudsters miss. It’s the sun stupid

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Call me a skeptic
June 5, 2022 8:40 am

And he was an astrophysicist.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 5, 2022 11:08 am

Like James Hansen, The Father of Catastrophic Climate and Massive Temperature Data Adjustments.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 5, 2022 12:26 pm

From Wikipedia: “… received his PhD in physics in 2008.[5] His PhD work involved searching for gravitational wavesRecently, Kalmus has begun to work in the nascent field of ecological forecasting [models].”

And from NASA: “Peter came to JPL Earth Science [in 2012 according to his Linkedin account] from astrophysics, where he spent eight years designing and implementing searches for gravitational waves from supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and magnetars as a member of the LIGO collaboration. He now [from 2020] uses remote sensing data to study biodiversity, stratocumulus clouds (which cool the Earth), and severe convective environments as a member of JPL’s Science Data Modeling and Computing Group.” [Emphasis added.]

Kalmus’ first reported JPL work concerning clouds came in late 2014. According to Wikipedia, since 2019 all reports by and about him have been exclusively related to his activism.

Nothing in his education or science work qualifies him to pontificate on the Earth’s demise. Its models, models, models all the way down with him.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Matt Kiro
June 5, 2022 9:02 am

Here in Alberta we cycle from -40 to +40 every year.
Yet people keep moving here

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
June 5, 2022 6:48 am

We can now add “Earth breakdown” to the list of exaggerations.

Call me a skeptic
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
June 5, 2022 7:13 am

It used to be 4 degrees C then 3 then 2 then 1.5 when they realized the former threshold would not be reached. The only thing they are good at is moving the goal post. Emerging from the little ice age around 1850, one would expect and hope the world would warm. Thankfully it did. A warmer world is a better world. These people should not have a bully pulpit to spew their agenda from.

Scissor
Reply to  Call me a skeptic
June 5, 2022 7:52 am

Propaganda loses its effect when the reality of energy and food inflation bites. We had better not lose this political battle.

Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 6:52 am

“Earth breakdown”
ROFLMAO

Hans Erren
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 6:54 am

“we’re not exaggerating.“
Oh yes you are!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 8:59 am

It’s like the casino commercials that run here in Canada, where they say “we’re fun!!”
If you are fun you don’t have to say it.
Needless to say, casinos are grim places, I have rarely seen anyone having fun there.

Climate Scientology is in trouble specifically because they exaggerate minute by minute.

AndyHce
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 9:34 am

The fact that most of their entire program is largely nonsense means they hardly have to say anything day by day, they are still in big trouble intellectually and factually.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 12:30 pm

Pat, you must have never spent any time in a casino where a bunch of drunks have been around the craps table.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 9:05 am

By 628 times.

Richard Page
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 8:43 am

He is representative of a bunch of morons who want to revolutionise the world according to some bizarre worldview of theirs – they are going off the deep end more and more often because nobody will listen to them.

AndyHce
Reply to  Richard Page
June 5, 2022 9:34 am

Someone voted for AOC

David S
Reply to  AndyHce
June 5, 2022 2:35 pm

Nancy Pelosi once said in AOC’s district you could elect a glass of water. Finally I agree with Pelosi on something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61LhdXna8q0

DaveS
Reply to  David S
June 6, 2022 5:01 am

A glass of water might have more intelligence…

Paul Blase
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 6, 2022 8:28 am

Ok, where do we get a tow-truck for the planet? Is Magrathea back in business again yet?

DaveinCalgary
June 5, 2022 6:53 am

“The scientists of the world are being ignored…”

Correction: the thoroughly unhinged are being ignored.

Scissor
Reply to  DaveinCalgary
June 5, 2022 8:02 am

It’s a good thing they are largely being ignored. I work at a government/university institute and my coworkers are thoroughly brainwashed.

Just with regard to covid, going on almost two and a half years now, 90 plus % are pretending to work remotely and administration allows it to happen.

Old Man Winter
June 5, 2022 7:01 am

Since Super Glue’s plastic, you’d think they’d react to it like this:

Ron Long
June 5, 2022 7:10 am

In WWII, during the Battle of the Bulge, General McAullife, of the 101st Screaming Eagles, when receiving a demand to surrender, replied “Nuts”!. Amazing how much ahead of his time he was.

DMacKenzie
June 5, 2022 7:18 am

Kalmus literally sees the hand of CAGW in anything he looks at. He twits of his heartbreak due to the dead trees on his hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail 2 years apart, and blames the dry conditions on fossil fuel consumption. Extreme fixation. The medieval equivalent of someone believing they help mankind reach heavenly goals by advocating, organizing, and taking part in witch burnings….

Reply to  DMacKenzie
June 5, 2022 8:10 am

He has too much free time on his hands. He should do something useful, like harvesting vegetables.

Dave Miller
June 5, 2022 7:30 am

Doesn’t know what exponential means. Not a scientist.

Scissor
Reply to  Dave Miller
June 5, 2022 8:07 am

I like this Peter Kalmus better as it only takes a second to realize he’s a nut.

https://www.webumenia.sk/en/autor/4684

Graemethecat
Reply to  Scissor
June 6, 2022 4:51 am

That photo spoiled my day!

Doonman
June 5, 2022 7:42 am

“If everyone could see what I see coming,” Kalmus wrote…

They would be at the racetrack, cleaning up on exactas and the daily doubles.

Scissor
Reply to  Doonman
June 5, 2022 8:09 am

Wouldn’t it be nice if they were betting their own money and livelihoods?

Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2022 8:09 am

For Kalmus, what’s coming are the men in white coats with a straitjacket, ready to take him away, ha-ha, to the funny farm.

rah
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2022 8:23 am

Naw, Cambridge will probably hire him as the other bookend for that other paranoid nut, Peter Wadhams. BTW it appears that cockroach crawled back into to woodwork since I haven’t heard much from him lately. Could that be because of the ice extent in the Arctic?

As for gluing or attaching oneself to a public place to protest I say leave them there and let the natural course of events take place. Act like they don’t exist, let them figure out how they are going to get loose and suffer all the consequences that come from doing such a thing. If they are injured or even die there then so be it. A dose or two of that medicine and this craze would end quickly.

Last edited 1 month ago by rah
Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 9:07 am

No, that’s unfair. We must ensure they stay well hydrated while protesting…

b.nice
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
June 5, 2022 1:48 pm

“We must ensure they stay well hydrated while protesting…”

Fire hose can do that !

rah
Reply to  b.nice
June 5, 2022 9:11 pm

Only after they soil themselves so that they start stinking.

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 10:11 pm

Didn’t see this post prior to making mine…

AndyHce
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 9:41 am

Throughout time various cultures have revered crazy people as having some kind of spiritual connection or insight. It seems that such an attitude has come to us in this time.

MarkW
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 10:21 am

I remember the nut job who tried to glue himself to an automated sliding door.
If he did manage to glue himself to the door, I would have so much fun, spending a few hours walking back and forth in front of the sensor.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 11:15 am

I visualize ignoring him and grasping his shirt front as a door handle to get into the bank.

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2022 10:10 pm

The first time their “bodily functions” act…

AndyHce
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2022 9:38 am

No, his antics are too useful. More financial support is more likely coming his way.

Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2022 8:12 am

Per the above article, Peter Kalmus on April 18, 2022:
“At some point you will agree with me that Earth breakdown is such an emergency that . . .”

Nope, ain’t gonna happen, Pete . . . not now, not ever.

Peter, you should read the nursery story about Chicken Little (aka Henny Penny) and his/her proclamation that “The sky is falling!”. You have much to learn from it.

Scissor
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2022 8:19 am
Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2022 9:01 am

Scissor,

Who are you trying to fool? In today’s world, you dare claim that Russian state media (www.rt.com) offers up a “nice piece”?

Methinks you have revealed something significant about yourself for all to see.

Scissor
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2022 9:39 am

Does it really matter who speaks a truth? No, it’s the truth that matters.

Perhaps you’re being sarcastic, Russia and all that.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2022 11:28 am

Gordon get a grip. The article is by an American. Oh, and do you think this inciteful article would ever be found on cable news or WAPO?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 5, 2022 11:43 am

Gary, you are absolutely correct in your use of the word “inciteful” in your post, although I am sure you meant to use the word “insightful” instead.

ROTFLMAO!

You see, I do have “a grip” on reality.

AndyHce
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2022 9:44 am

As in

America in 2022 more closely resembles a giant mental asylum inside a circus than a country of the brave and the free.

Scissor
Reply to  AndyHce
June 5, 2022 10:27 am

There is no question that mental health is a serious issue today with suicides, violence reaching high levels. For the past couple of years, messaging around covid and government response to covid have been at least partly responsible and still people are induced to cower with fear.

As a metaphor, the author’s statement seems accurate, but it is the bulk of her op-ed with which I find agreement.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  AndyHce
June 6, 2022 6:23 am

“America in 2022 more closely resembles a giant mental asylum inside a circus than a country of the brave and the free.”

That’s a description of the Radical Left. They do resemble a giant mental asylum but only repesent about 25 percent of the U.S. population. The rest of us are fairly sane.

Unfortunately, the Radical Left has the political upper hand at the moment, so it makes it seem like all of us are crazy when the Radical Left spews their venom.

June 5, 2022 8:17 am

His poor kids.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  R Taylor
June 5, 2022 8:54 am

That was my thought. They should be taken away by the state to protect them from such insanity.
I’m sure they make Greta look balanced and sane

Dave Fair
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 12:37 pm

I don’t know; maybe they see him as we do. They live with him after all. How could one miss his insanity?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Dave Fair
June 5, 2022 2:58 pm

Then again, there is the Stockholm Syndrome.

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 10:14 pm

C,mon, Man… The State IS the problem.

Garboard
June 5, 2022 8:18 am

One step away from a Ted Kosinski .,being smart or a scientist doesn’t guarantee or correlate with mental health . Reminds of the story ( might even have been on This American Life ) of the scientist who destroyed his married age and alienated his kids because of his obsessive over the climate apocalypse

Richard Page
June 5, 2022 8:37 am

Pubic policy? Another golden spellcheck moment there!

Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 5, 2022 8:38 am

Astrophysics to Climate Science. Wow, he must be a polymath.

Robert Austin
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 5, 2022 8:54 am

Richard Lindzen alluded that “climate science” was the refuge of those who could not make in the hard sciences like physics. Lavish grant money and no requirement for rigour.

Slowroll
Reply to  Robert Austin
June 5, 2022 9:15 am

Left unsaid was that “climate science ” is mainly a cover cult for watermelons to insist on destroying free markets.

Hans Erren
June 5, 2022 8:46 am

Kalmus: A gravity wave physicist who jumped on the money earning bandwagon of climate scaremongering.

CD in Wisconsin
June 5, 2022 8:51 am

“If everyone could see what I see coming,” Kalmus wrote, “society would switch into climate emergency mode and end fossil fuels in just a few years.”

**************

This guy hasn’t a clue about what he is suggesting here. The U.S. and global economies would collapse in the absence of fossil fuels in a few years. No one would give a damn what the climate was doing once society descends into chaos and anarchy in the face of a failing economy.

It becomes a matter of surviving the chaos.

ATheoK
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
June 5, 2022 2:52 pm

This guy hasn’t a clue about what he is suggesting here. The U.S. and global economies would collapse in the absence of fossil fuels in a few years.”

Kalmus appears to be one of those least able to survive any economic collapse.

When a country’s economy collapses, what also collapses are the various scams that people recognize that fail to put food on tables or roofs over their heads.

OweninGA
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
June 5, 2022 5:42 pm

wouldn’t take a few years, as soon as the spigots are turned off there is about 72 hours before the stores in cities are devoid of product. within a week there will be riots and the fall of civil society.

eck
June 5, 2022 8:52 am

I think Willis had one of the best rebuttals of this nuttiness.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/25/wheres-the-emergency/

I refer (normally rational) folks that have been duped into this “emergency” claim, to this.

Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 8:52 am

I was driving Friday flicking through XM channels, was listening to another talking head on Fox 115, she read a piece from NASA or NOAA that officially co2 in may hit 421 ppm, a point not seen in 4 million years.
OMG
Then she added that the temps 4million years ago were 7C warmer, saying that we are in trouble.

Do people just not think anymore?
If co2 levels are now the same why is it 7C cooler today?
Shouldn’t it be 7 warmer if co2 controls temps?

Just no capability for logical thought

Slowroll
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 9:17 am

It’s hard to think logically when you’re a cult member of the first church of the boiling globe.

OweninGA
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 5:46 pm

Let’s see, I look around me and see a large amount of life, including me, so obviously our antecedents all survived this calamitous 7C warmer period. And here they are all worried about 1.5…(of course they are really worried we will all catch on and they won’t be able to subjugate us all to their will!)

Kramer
June 5, 2022 8:59 am

“I just really wanted everyone to know that scientists around the world are so desperate for society to treat Earth breakdown as the emergency it is that they are increasingly willing to take significant risks.” “

Real question: Have any ‘scientists’ chained or glued themselves to the private jets or yachts owned by the very wealthy/billionaires?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Kramer
June 5, 2022 1:36 pm

Or in developing countries such as China and India?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dave Fair
June 6, 2022 6:33 am

Yeah, not a mention of China or India and their increasing CO2 production, by Mr. Kalmus. Shouldn’t he be over there crying on their doorstep if he wants CO2 reduced?

markl
June 5, 2022 9:16 am

A. Marxists decide the only way to defeat Capitalism is to declare its’ energy source, fossil fuels, a poison to humanity. B. To promote their plan they enlist politicians, media, and some scientists to be their useful idiots. C. The useful idiots become so involved with their quest to save humanity from extinction the Marxists (A.) leave them on their own to spread mayhem. D. We now have a self generating plan, populated by a minority of useful idiots supported by media, politicians, and scientists that feeds on itself to destroy Capitalism. The Marxists (A.) sit back and enjoy their work which results in destruction of humanity as we know it. Just another Marxist (A.) plan playing itself out like all the others in their past. This too will fail like the rest.

Flash Chemtrail
June 5, 2022 9:27 am

Is anyone surprised that this guy is nuts? He transitioned (lefties are always transitioning) from astrophysics to climate science. He is used to making shit up and believing it. See dark matter, dark energy, cosmic inflation, super symmetry, etc…

Dave Fair
Reply to  Flash Chemtrail
June 5, 2022 2:49 pm

Like Michael E. Mann’s movement from physics to paleoclimatology. Lazy liars don’t do well in the physics profession.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Flash Chemtrail
June 6, 2022 6:39 am

I see where astronomers have discovered several galaxies that they think do not incorporate dark matter.

It’s always something. We stumble ahead one footstep at a time down the road to understanding.

Richard M
June 5, 2022 9:31 am

a level of heating that in my opinion could threaten civilization as we know it, would require emissions to peak before 2025….

And in 2025 he’ll be telling us we need to peak in 2030. And then in 2030 … the goal posts will keep moving and moving.

He really needs to read and understand Miskolczi 2010. Adding more CO2 to the atmosphere will not cause any future warming. Not even luke warming.

Charlie
June 5, 2022 9:54 am
DMacKenzie
Reply to  Charlie
June 5, 2022 1:30 pm

Wow, he actually is quite off the rails…

Dave Fair
Reply to  Charlie
June 5, 2022 2:46 pm

Everybody should read this to understand the pathologies associated with CAGW. Just a few of many thoughts:

Even his sister thinks he’s nuts.
The wife’s a Marxist.
They watch “A Handmaiden’s Tale” every Tuesday!
She has to swallow her rage at him. She seems passive/aggressive in the extreme.
Has anybody ever seen a lizard literally fry on a rock or songbirds falling from the sky?
New CliSciFi buzzword: “Salience,” meaning CAGW is happening right now.
What do his superiors and coworkers think? Like Hansen, he is immune to discipline.

Olen
June 5, 2022 9:59 am

He sounds like he wants a disaster to prove him right and put him out of his misery.

Hoyt Clagwell
June 5, 2022 10:36 am

“Even limiting heating to below 2°C, a level of heating that in my opinion could threaten civilization as we know it, would require emissions to peak before 2025….”

He doesn’t seem to see the irony in this statement when his solution literally threatens “civilization as we know it” by banning the use of fossil fuels. This guy is just a typical anti-fossil fuel nut.

Coeur de Lion
June 5, 2022 12:04 pm

Can anyone help me? I am after a sequence of cartoons illustrating the trajectory of COPs – ambition – arrival of the celebrities- impasse- breakthrough – cold light of day. Brilliantly supported by quotes from every COP. A real treasure for teasing the ‘believers’

Rod Evans
June 5, 2022 12:10 pm

Clearly the general view is the guy is not quite thinking straight.
Unfortunately, as we have seen in recent times the alarmist community do not value those who think straight. They have advanced the uneducated opinion of a juvenile, giving her open mike time at the UN at the WEF and even gave her editorial right over the BBC morning transmissions a couple of years back.
Clearly, if the movement called Climate Alarm are prepared to go to such lengths as that, we are not dealing with rational thinkers. IF broadcasting the drop out wisdom of a teenage Swedish girl who suffers from mental issues as confirmed by her parents is considered rational? Then we must not be surprised when a ‘scientist’ with issues is given freedom to spread his unsubstantiated anxiety and fear into the minds of our children.
We are allowing climate scare mongering to be spread, we should not do that.

rah
Reply to  Rod Evans
June 5, 2022 1:26 pm

Even after all the lies, from “shovel ready jobs, to Hillary’s private server, to Russia, Russia, Russia, to all the COVID lies, and the lies about the “vaccines” and the cover up of the iatrogenic harm they have caused, and all of them in between I see people wearing masks, and when I drive the big truck up to the Chicago area I always see a number of people walking alone down the sidewalks with a mask and other in the vehicles alone wearing a mask.

There is no help for those people!

David S
June 5, 2022 2:14 pm

As of 2017 China produces twice as much CO2 as the US link So i would suggest Mr. Kalmus and friends glue themselves to a structure in China. I’m sure the Chinese government will give them the attention they deserve. PS use superglue.

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Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 2:22 pm

Reality is he should be wearing sack cloth and hitting himself over the head with a plank, tried and true method to affect change.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e4q6eaLn2mY

paul
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
June 5, 2022 3:43 pm

or maybe a sandwich board proclaiming “the end is nigh”

Peta of Newark
June 5, 2022 2:50 pm

Just to be the Devil’s Avocado for a minute;

To all the folks throwing stones at this guy, how do you know, how do definitively know, that you’re not yourself in a glass house?

You know why I’m asking
Because looking at the hideous state of the American Diet = where 88% of everybody has a metabolic disorder – what makes you = a picture of pure clean mental (and physical) health?
Are the two not in any way connected?

How do you know this guy is The Crazy One?
Especially when as skeptics, the vast majority of public opinion accuses you of being mentally deranged.

Many comments suggest that he needs help, is is beyond help

OK, why is that, surely Shirley it cannot be because nobody properly understands what is wrong with him.
So why not, is that a sign of superior intelligence?

Is throwing stones at him what passes for help these days?
Because if that’s the case, what he’s saying is absolutely correct….

/end avocado

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Call me a skeptic
Reply to  Peta of Newark
June 5, 2022 4:05 pm

Excuse me, he is the one whining no crying about a climate emergency. Where is his proof? Mathematical models are not proof., garbage in garbage out. If you are going to cry about something provide proof. Otherwise STFU. The increase in CO2 since 1850 has been around 100 ppm . A slight increase of a trace gas. How the hell could this trace gas be causing a climate crisis? The thermo nuclear reactor called the sun controls the heat output to our planet and we know it’s cyclical.More output equals a warming planet less output causes a cooling planet. The rest is immaterial and is just noise. Simple common sense. It’s the sun stupid.

J.R.
June 5, 2022 4:18 pm

…treat Earth breakdown as the emergency it is….”

I frequently like to look at webcams from nature preserves in different parts of Africa. I see gazelles, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, crocodiles, hippos, hyenas, the occasional lions, and all sorts of birds. I’ve never seen anything that looks like “Earth breakdown,” I just see animals going about their lives in natural surroundings.

There are hundreds of nature webcams from all over the world. If Mr. Kalmus would start watching some of them, perhaps he could start backing away from the precipice of insanity that he appears to be teetering on.

Davidf
June 5, 2022 4:30 pm

Beats me why, when the idiots chain/glue themselves to places – we dont just leave them there!!

.KcTaz
June 6, 2022 12:42 am

,,,And finally, avoid hunger strikes and self-immolation. Don’t pull a David Buckel, please.”

I dunno. If he does either of those, esp., self-immolation, that might be a blessing for humanity and Earth and, certainly, US taxpayers.

.KcTaz
June 6, 2022 12:55 am

“…Nothing has worked. It’s now the eleventh hour and I feel terrified for my kids, and terrified for humanity. I feel deep grief over the loss of forests and corals and diminishing biodiversity. But I’ll keep fighting as hard as I can for this Earth, no matter how bad it gets, because it can always get worse. And it will continue to get worse until we end the fossil fuel industry and the exponential quest for ever more profit at the expense of everything else.”

The only threat to forests is the insane “Biomass is carbon neutral” of the Greenie politicians of Europe who are chopping down the world’s forests to meet their Paris Accord agreements since Biomass was “deemed” to be Carbon Neutral by the EU Bureaucrats’ Climate Gurus.
The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error
Anthony Watts
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/02/07/the-obvious-biomass-emissions-error/

.KcTaz
June 6, 2022 1:09 am

Where I live in Arizona, temperature changes by 20 to 25 degrees almost every day from morning to night. Somehow, we not only all survive but a whole lot of people keep moving here. Go figure.

Tom Abbott
June 6, 2022 6:05 am

From the article:

Peter Kalmus: “When there is no policy or regulation to speak of but ‘the market’ after a while you end up with a completely fucked up society like the US.” (April 19, 2022)”

The reason the United States is the way it is, is because the radical Democrat playbook is being implemented, which seeks to divide people in the United States one from another.

Peter Kalmus: “I’m a climate scientist and a desperate father. How can I plead any harder? What will it take? What can my colleagues and I do to stop this catastrophe unfolding now all around us with such excruciating clarity?”

You could provide evidence that what you claim is actually true. You see disaster all about, yet others see a nice sunny day ahead. Where’s your evidence for disaster? Obviously, you are convinced, but obviously others are not. Why not? Are they stupid? Or are you?

Peter Kalmus: “Nothing has worked. It’s now the eleventh hour and I feel terrified for my kids, and terrified for humanity. I feel deep grief over the loss of forests and corals and diminishing biodiversity. But I’ll keep fighting as hard as I can for this Earth, no matter how bad it gets, because it can always get worse. And it will continue to get worse until we end the fossil fuel industry and the exponential quest for ever more profit at the expense of everything else.”

A truly delusional person. He is his own worst enemy. He is living a nightmare put there by the likes of Michael Mann and the many other charlatans who are trying to demonize CO2.

Wake up!, Mr. Kalmus. You have been duped. Your “evidence” for CO2-caused disaster won’t hold up in Court. Your being convinced of it existing means nothing without something tangible to back it up.

Evidence is what you need. Evidence is what you don’t have. You should focus on getting some evidence that will convince people that what you say is true. You haven’t done that yet. It ought to be easy if the evidence is so obvious, as you claim. But your “evidence” won’t stand up to scrutiny. That’s why people aren’t buying what you are selling.

Do you know the difference between evidence, and speculation, assumptions and assertions?

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 6, 2022 2:24 pm

‘I hate being the Cassandra.’

He’s not Cassandra! He’s the Trojan horse!

Jtom
June 6, 2022 7:59 pm

Bad times create hard men.

Hard men create good times.

Good times create soft men.

Soft men create bad times.

We have reached the bottom line of that quartet. I fully expect Man is about to have another Darwinian Purge the will reduce the world’s population by a billion or so. Those like Kalmus are going to be shocked when they discover they have no idea how to survive in a true crisis.

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